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Eugene Beauharnais Dyke

Son of William H. & Mary E. Dyke. Born January 11th 1842, at Parish, Oswego Co., N.Y. Removed to Wisconsin in winter of 1856, & settled at Allens Grove. Commenced preparation for College at Allens Grove Academy in 1858, entered as Freshman at Beloit College in 1861. Left College at end of 1st term of Junior year, & enlisted in Army, as private, Co. C. 47th Regiment Iowa Infantry Volunteers. Appointed in July 1864 to position of Superintendent of Gov't, Wood Yard, Island 63, Mississippi River. Rec'd a commission as 1st Lieutenant in a Colored Regiment, but did not accept. Left the [U.S.?] service in Oct. 1864. Returned to College at beginning of Winter term of Senior Year, and graduated in July 1865.

Commenced study of Law in September, 1866, in office of Saunders & Ludington, Syracuse, N.Y. Passed examination before full bench of Judges, April 4th, 1867, & was admitted to practice in the State of N.Y. In Sept. 1867 located in Chicago: remained in that city until August 1868, & then abandoned it in supreme disgust. Was offered position of Superintendent of City Schools, Delphi, Indiana, and accepted. Commenced labor, September 21st 1868, and remain up date.

Am remarkable for nothing except size, and a wonderful aptitude to the pleasant business of expending money.

Am unmarried, and judging from present indications, am likely to remain so to the end of the Chapter.